China warns against foreign interference in its internal affairs
Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China, and no foreign organizations or individuals are entitled to interfering in the country's internal affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Wednesday at a press conference in Beijing.
Geng made the remarks in response to a question on reports about U.S. President Donald Trump's recent comments on the Hong Kong fugitive bill issue, reiterating China has a very clear and firm position on Hong Kong affairs.
"Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China," Geng stressed, adding "Hong Kong affairs are China's internal affairs."
"I see the discontent among citizens and that reflects a deep problem in our society. The government will not ignore the problem but face it. We hope to put aside disputes and together find a way out for Hong Kong," the spokesperson said.